Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 , Vol 62 , Num 4

Camptocormia: a case report

Gürkan Yılmaz 1 ,Korhan Barış Bayram 1 ,Ayhan Aşkın 1 ,Neşe Ölmez Sarıkaya 1 ,Alev Gürgan 1 ,Hikmet Koçyiğit 1
1 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2016.99896 Camptocormia, also known as bent spine syndrome, or cyphose hysterique, is a major disabling, non-fluctuating, acquired postural abnormality due to various different causes, characterized by an involuntary forward flexed posture of the thoracolumbar spine. The diagnosis is based on clinical and imaging findings, needle electromyography, or muscle biopsy. There is no specific pharmacologic treatment for primary camptocormia. An active life, walking with a cane, physiotherapy, and exercise should be encouraged. Treatment of secondary forms of camptocormia depends on the treatment of the disorder that generates pathology. We present a 54-year-old male patient diagnosed with camptocormia in this article. Keywords : Back pain; camptocormia; posture; rehabilitation; spinal deformity